Foreign

Zuma vows not to resign; faces another no-confidence vote in parliament

Mr. Zuma refuses to step down, but the South African ruling party is determined to remove him from office by Thursday.

Kuwait pledges $2 billion for Iraq’s reconstruction

Iraq’s planning ministry says rebuilding the country after three years of war with Islamic State will cost more than $88 billion.

President Recep Erdogan

44 illegal migrants rescued off Turkey’s Aegean coast

The illegal migrants, among them 36 Syrians and eight Eritreans, are believed to have tried to sneak into a Greek island, the coast guard said.

Emmerson-Mnangagwa-ngwena

2018 Election: 5.3m Zimbabweans registered to vote

The electoral body says the figure is provisional as it has yet to undergo verification and de-duplication

President Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf reacts to winning Mo Ibrahim Prize

“I have led a life of service and sacrifice on behalf of the Liberian people.”

Zuma enters last days in office as South African President

The party wants its new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, to deliver the annual “State of the Nation” address.

U.S. pledges $200 million to support anti-IS efforts in Syria

The anti-IS coalition meeting is a part of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, which started on Monday.

South African aide to South Sudan rebels could face death penalty

William Endley served as an advisor to rebel leader Riek Machar.

South Africa’s Zuma agrees in principle to resign in 3 to 6 months

The decision by the ANC national executive followed 13 hours of tense deliberations.

China to release 1,300 inmates temporarily for holiday

The policy had earlier been suspended.

Liberia church massacre survivors sue alleged perpetrator in U.S. court

The mass killing occurred in July, 1990.

Jacob Zuma

ANC decides to remove Zuma as South Africa’s President

Mr. Zuma has resisted calls to step down.

Britain to phase out diesel engine trains by 2040 — Transport minister

“We’re committed to ending sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040.”

U.S. Secretary of State says Washington backs Egypt in fight against terrorism

U.S says it will supports a credible and transparent election in Egypt and Libya.

2.5 million Libyans to participate in 2018 elections – Speaker

Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 civil war that resulted in the overturn of country’s longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi

Turkey: Relations with U.S. at make-or-break point

“Either we will fix the relationship or this relationship will be totally destroyed.”

Seoul seeks communication, lower military tension ahead of possible North Korea summit

A high-level North-Korean-delegation just concluded a three-day visit Seoul

London City airport shut throughout Monday after WW2 bomb found in Thames

“All flights in and out of London City are canceled and an exclusion zone is in place in the immediate area

President, AbdelFattah al-Sisi

Egyptian security forces kill 12 Islamist militants in gun battle

The army says around 28 militants have been killed since Friday in the latest offensive to crush insurgents

Rescue operation completed on Moscow plane crash site – Emergency Ministry

The plane en route to the city of Orsk crashed on Sunday a few minutes after its take-off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport

President Sirleaf

Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim leadership prize

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Johnson-Sirleaf became president in 2006.

71 die as plane crashes near Moscow

President Vladimir Putin has already offered condolences to those who lost relatives.

Israel launches heavy air strike in Syria after F-16 crash

Early assessment shows the jet was shot down by Syrian army.

800 female IS fighters detained in Syria — Report

The women were detained with their children.

15 confirmed dead in Taiwan earthquake

The quake was one of more than 280 aftershocks following Tuesday’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake.